A Fairy Went A Marketing
Rose Fyleman


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A fairy went a marketing--
She bought a little fish;
She put it in a crystal bowl
Upon a golden dish
An hour she sat in
And watched its sliver gleam,
And then gently took it up
And slipped it in a stream.


A fairy went a  marketing---
She bought a winter gown
All stitched about with gossamer
And lined with thistledown.
She wore it all afternoon
With prancing and delight,
Then gave it to a little frog
To keep him warm at night.

A fairy went a marketing---
She bought a colored bird;
It sang the sweetest ,shrillest song
That she had ever heard.
She sat beside its painted cage
And listened half a day,
And then she opened wide the door
And let it fly away.

A fairy went a marketing---
She bought a gentle mouse
To take her tiny messages,
To keep her tiny house.
All day she kept its busy feet
Pit-patting to and fro,
And then she kissed its silken ears,
      Thanked it, and let it go

       I'd Love to Be  A     

  Fairy's Child

    Robert Graves

Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their hearts desire:
Jingle pockets full of gold,
Marry when they're seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
Two strong ponies and ten sheep;
All have houses, each his own,
Built of brick or granite stone;
They live on cherries, they run wild
I'd love to be a fairy child


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